George Jones has been appointed vice president of operations, and Tim Farrell has been appointed vice president of new Navy programs at the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries in Pascagoula.
In his new position, Jones will be responsible for all facets of ship construction through delivery. He is responsible for enhancing cost and schedule performance, process and facility improvements and driving production strategies across all Ingalls programs.
Jones began his career with Ingalls in 1984 as an apprentice. He was named 1986 Overall Apprentice of the Year and achieved journeyman status in multiple craft disciplines. He has served in various craft and program leadership roles, including craft director of hull; site manager of the Tallulah, Louisiana, facility; and ship program manager for both William P. Lawrence and America, where he led both teams in successful ship deliveries. Most recently, he served as the director of production for all new ship construction programs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Capella University.
Farrell, who was most recently vice president of operations, brings 33 years of defense contracting expertise into his new role as vice president of new Navy programs. Through his program management, engineering, shipbuilding and leadership credentials, he will lead efforts to capture new shipbuilding contracts.
Farrell graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He also holds an MBA from Webster University, where he graduated with honors in 2002.